I have no idea who this Tom Nichols fellow is (and no particular interest in finding out) but he actually has something valuable to say about mass shooters. Unfortunately, he says it in a tweet storm but it’s still good.

One has to dig through layers and layers of ridiculous posturing to get to somebody who says something not completely dumb on the issue.

7 thoughts on “Valuable”

  1. I’ve seen lots of similar decent takes of this, but I’ve managed to follow some really good people. Tom Nichols does an exceptionally good job laying out this argument (which is surprising because I remember him being a moron.)


  2. Goodbye, Toni Morrison
    The celebrated novelist Toni Morrison died Monday night, according to a source at her publisher, Knopf. She was 88 years old. The cause of death is not yet known. Born Chloe Ardella Wofford, Morrison was best known for her critically acclaimed and best-selling novel Beloved, which won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among her other memorable and influential novels Jazz (1992) and Paradise (1997); the three books comprise a loose trilogy. Just after the last of them was published, Morrison was awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first black woman of any nationality to do so. By then, she had already written six novels; she would go on to write five more. Her latest, God Help the Child, was published in 2015. She wrote through the toughest of times, including the death of her son in 2010. “I stopped writing until I began to think, he would be really put out if he thought that he had caused me to stop,” Morrison told Interview magazine around the release of her ninth novel, Home, in 2012.

    Before she was a world-renowned author, Morrison broke barriers as an editor for Random House, where she worked for 19 years, giving space to a new generation of black writers including Toni Cade Bambara, Gayl Jones, and Angela Davis. She was also the Chair of Humanities at Princeton, where she taught from 1989 to 2006.

    “We die,” Morrison closed her Nobel Prize address. “That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”


    1. Our state AG has somehow taken this as an opportunity to shit on some quote of hers and say she was wrong. He’s entitled to his opinion, but is this really the time or place, Dave? She’s from Ohio too.


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